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BUFFY SEASON TWO REVIEWS



#13 When She Was Bad (Season II Premiere): When Buffy returns home to Sunnydale after a spending the summer away, Xander and Willow become concerned with her disturbingly cold and distant behaviour. Meanwhile, Cordelia and Sunnydale High teacher Ms. Calendar are kidnapped and Buffy is convinced that the fight to protect them and the world from the undead is hers alone. Still reluctant to risk getting close to Angel, Buffy turns him away before either one can express his or her true feelings. *** out of 5



#14 Some Assembly Required: When the body parts of dead girls are discovered missing from their graves, Buffy and her posse discover that the parts are being used to create the perfect woman, with the final touch being Cordelia's head. Meanwhile, Giles finally musters the nerve to ask fellow teacher Ms. Calendar out on a date and Angel admits his jealousy over the amount of time Buffy spends with Xander. **** out of 5



#15 School Hard: When uninvited guests interrupt parent-teacher night, Buffy must protect her fellow students, the principal and her mother while keeping her secret. Meanwhile, Angel's old friends, Spike and Drusilla visit Sunnydale for the Night of Saint Vigeous - the holy night of attack. ***** out of 5



#16 Inca Mummy Girl: Buffy and Giles are suspicious of Ampata, a Peruvian exchange student staying at Buffy's house, when a fellow student goes missing during a school field trip to the Natural History Museum and a broken Peruvian pictogram-cover plate is found in his place. Meanwhile, after Xander falls head over heels for Ampata, he faces certain death when his love interest is revealed to be an ancient mummy who must kill to stay alive. *** out of 5



#17 Reptile Boy: Buffy and Cordelia become unlikely party pals when at a fraternity bash they are offered as human sacrifices to Machida, a horrible half-man, half-snake creature. *** out of 5



#18 Halloween: Buffy, Willow and Xander are recruited by Principal Snyder to trick-or-treat with the neighbourhood kids, but the night doesn't turn out as they had planned when Buffy's costume causes her to lose her slaying ability and the other kids transform into their costume characters. Meanwhile, when Giles begins to paste together the night's events, he learns that it's his past that is making this a very haunted Halloween. *** out of 5



#19 Lie To Me: Buffy's fifth grade flame, Billy "Ford" Fordham, unexpectedly arrives in Sunnydale with one motive: to deliver Buffy to Spike in exchange for the immortal life of a vampire. Meanwhile, Buffy and Angel confront their feelings for each other and Angel owns up to his past relationship with Drusilla. **** out of 5



#20 The Dark Age: Giles quiet existence in Sunnydale is jeopardised when a murder victim, who is found to be linked to Giles past, is discovered on the steps of the school library. Meanwhile, when the Mark of Eyghon (a demon that takes possession of a dead host) takes over Ms. Calendar, Buffy and Angel discover the one way to save her soul. ** out of 5



#21 What's My Line (Part I): Buffy and Angel finally go out on their first date, Angel sets out to hunt down his rival, Spike, however, unbeknownst to Angel, Spike and his new recruits are determined to capture him in hopes of helping the frail Drusilla and Buffy encounters her new ally, Kendra. ***** out of 5



#22 What's My Line (Part II): Buffy reluctantly confronts Kendra the new vampire slayer, only to find that the two are polar opposites in every way. Much to Buffy's chagrin, she must join forces with Kendra to save the man who means the most to her - Angel. Meanwhile, with Buffy on the hunt, Xander and Cordelia are left to wait at Buffy's home where they have a close encounter of their own kind. ***** out of 5



#23 Ted: The whole gang falls for Buffy's mom's new boyfriend, Ted, everyone, that is, except Buffy, who suspects there may be more to him than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Giles tries to repair his relationship with Ms. Calendar after her near-death experience with a demon; and still reluctant to let anyone know about their romantic involvement, Xander and Cordelia continue to hide their rendezvous from their friends. ** out of 5



#24 Bad Eggs: Buffy and the gang are introduced to parenting through a school assignment that takes a very rotten turn. Meanwhile, two Wild West vampires come to town hunting for Buffy. At the same time, romance is in the air when Buffy and Angel continue to rendezvous and Xander and Cordelia keep their liaison in the closet. ** out of 5



#25 Surprise (Part I): The fate of the world is at stake when Spike and Drusilla gather the dismembered body parts of the Judge (a demon with a deadly touch) from the ends of the earth as their ultimate weapon to extinguish the Slayer. Meanwhile, Angel's ability to feel human emotion is in jeopardy when he and Buffy share an intimate moment, which threatens to destroy his soul. **** out of 5



#26 Innocence (Part II): After Buffy shares an intimate moment with Angel which extinguishes his human soul, she is left with the realisation that she must destroy the now evil Angel who has transformed into his previous persona of Angelus. Meanwhile, Giles relationship with Jenny Calendar takes on a new twist when he discovers that she is a member of the gipsy family who gave Angel his human soul, and Willow's hopes of a relationship with Xander are dashed when she discovers Xander and Cordelia's secret romance. ***** out of 5



#27 Phases: When a werewolf descends upon the city of Sunnydale, it is up to Buffy and the gang to protect the mostly human being from an evil poacher who is hunting the animal for sport. Meanwhile, much to Xander's dismay, Willow turns her romantic interests to Oz, unaware of the danger she is about to face. ** out of 5



#28 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: When Cordelia succumbs to peer pressure and breaks off her tryst with Xander, on Valentine's Day, he convinces a witch to put a spell on Cordelia, which will make her fall in love with him. But when the spell backfires, the women in Sunnydale, except Cordelia, and including Buffy and Drusilla begin to see Xander in a whole new light. **** out of 5



#29 Passion: Angel's obsession with tormenting Buffy takes a dangerous turn when he starts edging closer to her heart - and home, forcing Buffy to have a serious talk with her mom. Meanwhile, Jenny is doing everything in her power to right her wrongs, especially the one with Giles. ***** out of 5



#30 Killed By Death: Buffy is admitted to the hospital with a raging fever where she encounters a young child who brings with him nightmares of Buffy's past and present. Meanwhile, a jealous Cordelia looks on as Xander protects a weakened Buffy from Angel's fury. * out of 5



#31 I Only Have Eyes For You: Buffy encounters a tortured spirit haunting the halls of Sunnydale High and recruits her friends to help the bitter spirit in its quest for peace. Meanwhile, Giles is filled with anguish when he believes the spiritual being is Jenny trapped and trying to impart a final message to him from the beyond. * out of 5



#32 Go Fish: When a monster starts preying on members of the high school swim team, Buffy takes it upon herself to become the protector of the star players. Meanwhile, Xander goes undercover to discover the truth about the missing teammates and ends up revealing a rarely seen side of himself. ** out of 5



#33 Becoming (Part I): Buffy determines the time has come to destroy Angel and must ascertain if she is ready to sacrifice all she knows to be true to do so but her decision is further entangled when Willow uncovers the secret that may restore Buffy's former beloved. Elsewhere, Angel chooses to unearth an evil demon that could swallow the earth and all of the beings, rather than return to the arms of his former lover. ***** out of 5



#34 Becoming (Part II) (Season II Finale): The suspense continues as hell prepares to swallow the world and Buffy is left alone to stop it. With Giles in the hands of the enemy and Angel primed for destruction, our slayer is forced into some treacherous alliances and faced with life-changing decisions. ***** out of 5